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Realistic & Fair Wages

The Wage Gap: Short-Changing Women and Families

April 4, 2016
Lucy and Twins Photo.jpg Let's fast forward to the year 2059. My 11-year old daughter Lucy will be 55, and my two-year old twins, Cecilia and Eleanor, will turn 45. It's fun to contemplate all that they might achieve over the next four decades. It's not so fun to think about the fact that it will...
Mary Kay Devine's picture

Tipped workers need a pay raise

April 1, 2016
How long has it been since you’ve had a raise? For some workers, it has been entirely too long. Today – Friday, April 1, 2016 – marks the 25 th anniversary since the minimum wage for tipped workers has been increased. For 25 years now, the minimum wage for an estimated 5.3 million workers in the U...
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Wage Inequality Grew in 2015 - for the 35th Year in a Row

March 25, 2016
A new report confirms what many Americans feel every day: the wage gap between the top and everyone else continued to grow. To ensure a rising tide indeed lifts all boats, we need to raise the minimum wage, eliminate the gender wage gap, and expand overtime protections.
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Life as a Parent with an Unstable Work Schedule

March 10, 2016
MKD Family Photo 2015.jpg Google family calendar. Outlook work calendar. The calendar app that syncs my electronic calendars on my phone. My 2016 annual planner. The calendar that hangs on my kitchen wall. These are the tools that I use every day (in the attempt) to keep my schedule organized. As a...
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Taking my boy on the STUMP in NH #FITN

February 9, 2016
Yesterday I decided to declare my own "Take Your Child to Work" Day! It was the last day before the New Hampshire primary and nearly every candidate was within a 30 mile radius of our house, so we decided to take in the election up close and personal. While NH gets a lot of attention every four...
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No Working Woman Should Have to Wait Decades to Receive Equal Pay

January 29, 2016
It took Lilly Ledbetter over two decades to discover her wages were being docked at work because of her gender. Even then, Lilly only discovered she wasn’t being paid equally thanks to an anonymous note slipped to her by a well-intentioned co-worker. As we celebrate the seventh anniversary of the...
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Moms Group Praises President Obama’s Actions on Equal Pay

January 29, 2016
Earlier today, President Obama instructed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to work with the Department of Labor to require large companies to report pay data on race, gender and ethnicity in an effort to uncover disparities in pay that are not based on performance. In reaction to the...
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#NHPrimaryConcerns - join the conversation

January 7, 2016
New Hampshire gets a lot of attention these days, with so many candidates running around the state it is hard to avoid the hordes of media that are hot on their tails. However, I ask you this - Are they talking about what you are interested in? Every Child Matters and MomsRising want to make sure...
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Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Is Victory for All

January 4, 2016
Theresa King, a home care worker in Los Angeles, spends her work days ensuring that her client – an energetic woman in her late 80s who has Alzheimer’s – can live in her own home, where she is most comfortable. Theresa helps her client bathe, dress, prepare meals, and manage a wide range of other...
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Celebrate Wins!

Wow, You Did All THAT in 2015? MomsRising WINS!

December 17, 2015
Sometimes it’s hard to see the many ways that small actions like signing a petition, sharing your personal experience, making a call, attending a local meeting, or playing a MomsVote debate game on social media add up over time and make a big difference. They do. Because we are MomsRising together...
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